Lectures on Interfaith

Suhaib Webb – Reflections on Bill Maher Debate

In this halaqah, Imam Suhaib Webb reflects on the current political and social environment Islam and Muslims currently face in America and the West in general regarding Islamophobia and violent extremism.

Yusha Evans – Top 10 Reasons Why Jesus Is Not God

Brother Yusha (Joseph) Evans discusses the reasons why Jesus, peace be upon him, is not the God.

Abdal Hakim Murad – Love and Speech

Loving God and Neighbor in Word and Deed: Implications for Christians and Muslims

Abu Usamah – How did the Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) Treat Non-Muslims?

When the World Changed Conference Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Yusuf Estes – Christian / Muslim Dialogue: Satan’s Art of Worship

An open dialogue between Rev. Dr. David Millikan & Sheikh Yusuf Estes & Rev. David Millikan on the topic, “Satan’s Art of Worship”.

Abdur-Rahman ibn Yusuf – Can Jesus be the Ultimate Exemplar?

Shaykh Abdur Rahman ibn Yusuf discusses Jesus in Islam.

Hamza Yusuf – Religious Freedom: Why Now? Defending an Embattled Human Right

This event celebrated the rollout of a new book, Religious Freedom: Why Now? Defending an Embattled Human Right, authored by RFP Associate Director Timothy Shah, under the auspices of the Witherspoon Institute’s Task Force on International Religious Freedom, chaired by RFP Director Thomas Farr. The event was co-sponsored by the Religious Freedom Project and the Witherspoon Institute. The keynote address was delivered by Robert P. George of Princeton University. Panels featured a wide range of participants, including noted Muslim scholar Sheikh Hamza Yusuf.

Suhaib Webb – Dawah with “Swag”

Lecture begins around 8:45 mark. Courtesy of Qurtaba Institute.

Abdal Hakim Murad – Understanding Islam Series: The Muslim Influence on Europe and the West

In his final address to the non-Muslim participants of the New Mexico educational retreat, Abdal Hakim looks at the other aspects of the long-standing historical interaction of the three Abrahamic faiths, such as the transmission of science, technology, and philosophical ideas from the Islamic world to the Western world. Islam in the middle ages was a very successful commercial and material civilization and this fact combined with the Muslim’s strategic geographic positions allowed for such a profound influence and contribution. The speaker looks at the economic/cultural/scientific contributions in the areas of maritine navigation and exploration, agriculture, music, poetry, mathematics, astronomy, medicine, chemistry, and much more. (Recorded at the Dar al Islam Teachers’ Institute seminar).

Abdal Hakim Murad – Understanding Islam Series: Muslim-Christian Views of One Another

In this talk the speaker engages the audience in a discussion of traditional as well as contemporary Christian understandings of Islam and vice-versa. A highly detailed and scholarly look into this very complex subject. Murad’s firm command of the English language, his structured presentation, and his vast knowledge and resources cited make this lecture unparalleled by any of its kind. He concludes this talk by revealing his own observant views of Muslim-Christian relations and the need to move forward in mutual tolerance and respect. (Recorded at the Dar al Islam Teachers’ Institute seminar). Other topics discussed: the black stone, St. Thomas Aquinas’ harsh views of Islam, Ivan The Terrible, William Montgomery Watt, Catholic views, women’s views of a gender-specific God, God as love, and the hajj.

Abdal Hakim Murad – Understanding Islam Series: Scriptural Links: Judaism, Christianity and Islam

Abdal Hakim Murad looks at Islam as part of a wider family of faiths and analyzes what it shares and what it doesn’t share with its two great predecessors. This comparison is made on several fronts namely salvation history, Islamic law vs. Jewish law, scriptural overlap between the Hebrew Bible and the Qur’an, the figures of Jesus (P) and the Virgin Mary (P), and Muslim-Christian interaction throughout history. This lecture is part of a series which is great for both Muslims and non-Muslims as Abdal Hakim approaches the subject from a highly intellectual perspective. (Recorded at the Dar al Islam Teachers’ Institute seminar). Other topics discussed: God’s covenant, the “chosen” people, prophecy, ancient Christian antisemitism, the Kaaba, and circumcision.

Abdal Hakim Murad – Understanding Islam Series: The Five Pillars of Islam

The first in a series of classroom-style lectures held at the world famous Abiquiu Madressa in New Mexico. The primary objective of this series was to educate non-Muslim teachers about the fundamental Islamic beliefs and practices within the context of an interactive and intensive spiritual retreat. In introducing this ambitious topic, Abdal Hakim Murad, a lecturer in theology at Cambridge University in England, asks two very engaging questions: What happens when you try to grasp the meaning and reality of another faith and why is Islam worth studying? After providing a more than adequate answer, he proceeds on to the much anticipated overview of the five pillars of Islam. Murad provides a highly intellectual perspective that is useful for non-Muslims as well as Muslims. (Recorded at the Dar al Islam Teachers’ Institute seminar). Other topics discussed: Islamic “clergy”, humility in studying another religion, the modern Muslim resurgence, Islamic “fundamentalism”, “Muhammadanism”, the Hadith of Gabriel, the idea of original sin, mosque architecture, and wudu (ablution).

Hamza Yusuf – Foundations of Islam Series: Signs of the Last Day

Hamza Yusuf teaches this esoteric subject using a methodology and style that makes it comprehensible to all. Utilizing as his basis the hadith of Gabriel (Islam, Iman, Ihsan, and the Hour) in Imam Nawawi’s 40 Hadith, he presents the Islamic teaching concerning the end of time and those signs mentioned by the Prophet Muhammad (P). The language and pace employed by the speaker and the analysis of modern theology and society is extremely thought provoking and should motivate further study by the viewer. Due to the unique subject, format, and audience (non-Muslim educators) this lecture is a must for all! (Recorded at the Dar al Islam Teachers’ Institute seminar).

Other topics discussed: finality of Prophethood, the dajjal, psychology, physiology, Judaism, Christianity, philosophy (past and present), anthropology, classical Arabic language, Jesus, prayer timetables, natural disasters, media, children, despair vs. optimism, and statistics.

Kamal el Mekki – How to Give Shahada in 10 minutes

This is a four part series on how to give dawah by Shaykh Kamal.

Ahmed Deedat – Is Jesus God?

Part 1: Part 2: Part 3:

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